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rentier

[ rahn-tyey ]

noun

, French.
, plural ren·tiers [r, ah, n, -, tyey].
  1. a person who has a fixed income, as from lands or bonds.


rentier

/ rɑ̃tje /

noun

    1. a person whose income consists primarily of fixed unearned amounts, such as rent or bond interest
    2. ( as modifier )

      the rentier class



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Word History and Origins

Origin of rentier1

from rente ; see rent 1
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Example Sentences

Next, add the vices of a rentier state: laziness, irresponsibility, a sense of entitlement, and ignorance.

But did you see in the paper that he was put down as rentier?

Du Maurier's father was a small rentier, deriving his income from the family glass-works in Anjou.

The one who has a perpetual income from bonds or rents is called a rentier.

Richter was a wealthy rentier, living in Vienna; and a thorough Austrian by birth, education, and nature.

My French friends wanted to talk of the "Psychology of the Rentier."

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